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In Hotfix 5, we made a few changes to reduce the effectiveness of a humbling number of economy exploits. Check out these Destiny Dev Notes to read a summary of our impressions since launch.

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  • Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]
*Clarification: This effect only lasts for a short period of time immediately following a hard wipe
Queen's Wrath Event
  • Material rewards for dismantling Queen's Wrath gear will no longer provide ascendant materials, but missions will continue to drop Legendary items

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  • The Hive of the holy “Treasure Cave” have realized the futility of their endless assault on Skywatch and have retired to lick their wounds and plan their next attack.
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Skywatch have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 6)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Forgotten Shore have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Ember Caves have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in the Shattered Coast have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in the Barrens have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 20)
 
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They are just out to patch everything aren't they? :meh:
 
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Received an update today? Look here for the patch notes!


Summary
In Hotfix 5, we made a few changes to reduce the effectiveness of a humbling number of economy exploits. Check out these Destiny Dev Notes to read a summary of our impressions since launch.

Activities
Missions

  • Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]
*Clarification: This effect only lasts for a short period of time immediately following a hard wipe
Queen's Wrath Event
  • Material rewards for dismantling Queen's Wrath gear will no longer provide ascendant materials, but missions will continue to drop Legendary items

World
Destinations

  • The Hive of the holy “Treasure Cave” have realized the futility of their endless assault on Skywatch and have retired to lick their wounds and plan their next attack.
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Skywatch have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 6)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Forgotten Shore have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Ember Caves have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in the Shattered Coast have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in the Barrens have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 20)
Didn't i say they would patch the cave?? Pretty sure I did.
 
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What's a hard wipe?
 
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where do you see that at?
see it now, sorry about that
 
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where do you see that at?
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  • Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]
*Clarification: This effect only lasts for a short period of time immediately following a hard wipe
 
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  • Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]
*Clarification: This effect only lasts for a short period of time immediately following a hard wipe
Possibly when they turn off the servers for an update.
 
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  • Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]
*Clarification: This effect only lasts for a short period of time immediately following a hard wipe
What is a hard wipe Exactly? Either way they are making this game worse and worse at a steady rate.
 
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  • Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]
*Clarification: This effect only lasts for a short period of time immediately following a hard wipe
Pretty sure that means after you die.
 
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Did they patch 'Dark Beyond'?
 
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Cool so everytime I play I regret getting this game more and more
 
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Sux, guess its off to the broken ships for a slow grind or looping around Venus, cant patch that... I think
 
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That's the dev notes.
Yeah but for the most part it says all the same ****. The hotfix just confirms that those changes were made in the latest update.
 
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Coming up in the next patch, no more XP grinding, you'll only be allowed to level up once per week... WTH.

Its not like each kill granted you a Rare or Legendary item. I agree with killing the spawn timer, that is a way to 'address' the issue but lowering drop rates it a bit much since I never got 1 engram before learning of this cave at level 13, at least nothing memorable
 
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Cool so everytime I play I regret getting this game more and more
Agreed

This games population is going to drop big time come November. Possibly drop a good chunk for Borderlands, since we actually get loot in that game.
 
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thats lame. i got so much free gear afk farming near the cave watching tv.
 
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Agreed

This games population is going to drop big time come November. Possibly drop a good chunk for Borderlands, since we actually get loot in that game.

They said they were adjusting rewards so I wouldn't count them out yet.
 
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